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File photo of Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli | PTI

Madhesis back at centre of Delhi-Kathmandu row as they ‘block bill to change Nepal map’

The Madhesi parties are said to have refused support to the bill. While they are not opposed to it, they are looking to use it as ‘bargaining chip’.
File image of Nepalese PM K.P. Sharma Oli with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

Mocking Indian emblem, redrawing Nepal map, KP Oli’s adventures are growing

KP Oli does enjoy a better relationship with China. But New Delhi cannot blame the Nepal PM alone for not resolving the boundary dispute when the time was right.

Nepal’s shifting allegiances & Donald Trump is bad PR for hydroxychloroquine

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Nepal map row: Has India provoked Kathmandu or is China instigating trouble for New Delhi?

India Wednesday sharply reacted to Nepal’s new official map that includes disputed territories, saying “such artificial enlargement of territorial claims will not be accepted”.
File image of Nepalese PM K.P. Sharma Oli with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

Nepal PM Oli creating tensions to ‘deflect attention’ from his unpopularity at home: India

PM Oli has been facing severe criticism in Nepal over the way his government has handled the Covid-19 crisis and his leadership has been challenged within his Nepal Communist Party.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli | Twitter

Hundreds stuck at sealed India-Nepal border. Govts must manage flow better in Covid-19 times

Migrant workers from Nepal are facing lack of food and shelter after India announced a 21-day lockdown to control the spread of coronavirus.

India says it hasn’t revised boundaries with Nepal in new maps

In November, Nepal had raised objections saying the Kalapani area lies within Nepal's boundary after India reportedly showed the region as part of its territory.
PM Modi in Kathmandu

Amid Kalapani row, Nepal activates all diplomatic channels with India to solve border issues

While 97% of the border between India and Nepal has been demarcated, the portions on Kalapani and Susta remain unmarked.

Why Kalapani is a bone of contention between India and Nepal

Both India and Nepal claim Kalapani as integral part of their territory — India as part of Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district and Nepal as part of Darchula district.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa, in New Delhi | PTI

In warm meetings with Prachanda & Rajapaksa, Modi’s veiled message to Kathmandu, Colombo

Protocol did not demand Modi meet either leader. Yet, he met both, spent an hour with each, and almost treated them like serving heads of govt or state.

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File image of Chinese military band (Representational image) | PTI

Despite Covid, China will spend more on defence in 2020 than it did last year

Actual Chinese military spending may be much higher. In 2019, China reported an official defence budget of just under $178 billion, but is estimated to have spent $261 billion.

Does Trump help or harm India’s interests when he offers to mediate with China, Pakistan?

US President Donald Trump Wednesday offered to mediate between India and China over the "raging border dispute".


Indian and Chinese soldiers jointly celebrate the New Year 2019 at Bumla along the Indo-China border, Arunachal Pradesh

Chinese aggression in Ladakh also a message for domestic and external audience: Experts

International experts say the timing is troubling as it comes at ‘a critical phase in India's internal difficulties with the Covid-19 pandemic’.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

PM, CM, DM: India’s 3 big power centres have been exposed by one disaster

The prime minister, chief minister and district magistrate are the three engines of India’s governance, but their handling of the coronavirus pandemic is going awry.